Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing (i4Q)
Projects / Ongoing
Period: January 2021 – December 2023
Contacts: Daniela Ilieva
Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing (i4Q) is a 36-month project aimed at providing smart solutions for a successful and zero-defect manufacturing.
Manufacturing is a key sector for employment in the European Union generating three-quarters of Europe's exports (Eurostat, 2019a) and more than 14% of European GDP (The World Bank, 2018). Manufacturing companies are continuously facing the challenge of redesigning and adjusting their manufacture systems to adapt their process to produce goods that fulfill specific requirements and that are produced under the minimum required production rate, guaranteeing high quality and limiting the use of resources in order to reduce production costs. Therefore, reducing waste, scraps and defects, as well as production costs and lead times is crucial to increase productivity and hence, to pursuit manufacturing excellence. i4Q Project aims to provide an IoT-based Reliable Industrial Data Services (RIDS), a complete suite consisting of 22 i4Q Solutions, able to manage the huge amount of industrial data coming from cheap cost-effective, smart, and small size interconnected factory devices for supporting manufacturing online monitoring and control.
The i4Q Framework will guarantee data reliability with functions grouped into five basic capabilities around the data cycle: sensing, communication, computing infrastructure, storage, and analysis and optimization. i4Q RIDS will include simulation and optimization tools for manufacturing line continuous process qualification, quality diagnosis, reconfiguration and certification for ensuring high manufacturing efficiency, leading to an integrated approach to zero-defect manufacturing. The i4Q RIDS will be demonstrated in 6 Uses Cases from relevant industrial sectors and representing two different levels of the manufacturing process: machine tool providers and production companies.
The project is coordinated by CERTH - one of the leading research centres in Greece and listed among the TOP-20 E.U. research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. The project consortium consists of a total of 24 partners from 11 different countries.
The project is implemented with the support of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement No958205.
Project website: https://www.i4q-project.eu/